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English: Microcline (Var.: Amazonite), Quartz (Var.: Smoky Quartz)
Locality: Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 11.0 x 8.2 x 6.3 cm.
This is a very fine cabinet piece from 2005 mining at this important amazonite district. It features a nearly 2 inch smoky quartz leaping out from surrounding amazonite. The stark contrast of color and form has always made these combination pieces treasured classics, and admittedly the world's best come only intermittently from a small area of Colorado. This specimen was purchased by the previous collector as soon as it was put on the shelf for sale by Joe Dorris, who mined it. Like all of these clusters, it is multiply repaired but this goes with the territory and as long as the repairs are clean (which they are), posed no objection when he brought it into a crowd of about 6 Dallas area collectors in the hallway at the Denver show that year to get a vote on it (which was unanimous). So my friend, collector Wally Mann, jumped on this at the time. However, I traded this from him last year in early 2008. Ex. Wally Mann Collection.
Deutsch: Mikroklin (Var.: Amazonit), Quarz (Var.: Rauchquarz)
Fundort: Smoky Hawk claim, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 11.0 x 8.2 x 6.3 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-206935.html


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